My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of…Continue
Some 21 years ago, someone in our family received a Lego kit (#6286) The Skull's Eye Schooner pirate ship. The kit had 953 parts. The kit was built, admired, played with minimally, disassembled and the parts thrown into a 25 gallon plastic bin, full to the brim with Lego pieces. Thank about that: 25 gallons of Lego pieces.
Now fast forward to 2013, Christmas time. Lily receives a Lego kit for Christmas and discovers that they are fun to assemble and have many creative play activities.…Continue
Last night I went to Lily's room to read her a bedtime story and she was already asleep, snuggled warmly in her little nest of blankets, her stuffed animal friends arrayed around her.
The tiny face that I so love still and calm, her back rising and falling with her breathing, and my heart was so full, so overwhelmed with the joy of her existence that I sat for a time, tears of joy streaming down my face and remembered.
All the Lilys I have known were there last night. The soft,…Continue
I wrote this a few years ago and wanted to share it with you:
Before I tell you my story, let me assure you that I am NOT proud of myself, that I am quite ashamed of what I thought. Read on, and you'll see why.
Yesterday, I'd gone to the clinic to receive my H1N1 vaccine and it was overrun with young families, babies, toddlers and other small humans. A happy thing for me. Since Lilly arrived in my life, other peoples babies have fascinated me. And so it came to pass that I was…Continue